Two online impact investing platforms, Ethex and Lendahand have joined forces to provide UK based retail investors with investment opportunities which will significantly improve off grid energy access for families in Sub Saharan Africa.
Armstrong Energy are an investment firm that manages energy assets for high net worth investors and family offices to deliver predictable, tax efficient returns.
Blume has developed a range of ultra efficient, long lasting lightbulbs that can be fully upgraded and remanufactured. They are crowdfunding to take the bulbs to market by raising £330,000 of equity in their company.
Wales-based Riversimple, a pioneering hydrogen fuel cell car company, launched an equity crowdfunding campaign to match a €2M EU grant.
One Wales Energy are a new kind of energy suppliers for Wales – offering competitive tariffs, sharing profits with communities and supporting the Welsh economy.
The UK’s leading community energy company Mongoose Energy have launched the UK’s first dedicated crowdfunding platform for community energy offers.
“Thousands of UK investors are looking at alternative finance and keen to support clean community energy. Our new crowdfunding platform helps make investments in clean community energy easier, more profitable and more democratic.”
Mark Kenber, CEO of Mongoose Energy
London-based investment managers Downing first crowdfunded bond powered by ShareIn reached its £3.2M target. Downing offered a one-year fixed rate 6.25% crowdfunded renewable energy bond that closed after just 13 days.
“Speed to market and the ability to customise the platform for Downing’s products and customers were the key criteria in selecting ShareIn. They have been super responsive, and got us out before our competitors, without charging an arm and a leg,”
Julia Groves, Head Of Crowdfunding (& Previously Chair Of UK Crowdfunding Association)
With offices in London, Paris, and Doha Mercy Crowd matches the needs of Real Estate investors and Real Estate project owners through a socially responsible, interest free, low risk investment approach.
Simple Equity is an equity based property crowdfunding platform that matches smart property professionals to smart investors. The Simple Equity team is lead by Atuksha Poonwassia who is a Director of the UK Crowdfunding Association.
Prop Tech bring over 70 years collective experience in property to their crowdfunding platform. Their approach is ethical and certified Sharia Compliant.
LandDevelop. Property development equity finance crowd funding platform
Hochanda is the newest and fastest growing Craft, Hobbies and Art’s TV Shopping channel in the UK today. They have launched an equity crowdfunding campaign to continue to grow and establish Hochanda as an international brand.
Football Club – Fan Ownership
Hibernian FC kicked off their new share issues campaign to provide supporters the opportunity to own up to 51% of shares in the club. This is the first time a football club has enabled fans to buy shares directly on their Club’s own website.
“We now have the situation where a financial technology company has come up with a way that still meets all of the regulatory requirements, but allows supporters a very easy process to buy shares with a few clicks of a button. I expect this to be very popular,”
Leeann Dempster, Chief Executive
Supporters Direct’s platform enables communities across the UK to raise capital for projects around their football clubs, which could include ownership.
“One of the key things we’ve learnt in recent years is the critical need to develop the type of crowdfunding platform which is flexible for supporters to use in raising capital, and we’re sure in working with ShareIn we’re now able to deliver this.”
Andrew Jenkin, Head of Supporters Direct Scotland
Community Interest Company
Community Interest Company Blipfuture successfully raised over £120,000 through equity crowdfunding to become the new owners of the photo sharing social network, Blipfoto.
“The Blipfoto community buyout, raising over £125,000 from more than 1,300 members, could not have succeeded without the speed, flexibility and support we received from ShareIn,”
Ian Stevenson, Director
University Spin Out – Cross Border UK- US investment Into A UK Company
King’s College London spin-out Reminova successfully raised funds on their website from UK, EU, and US investors. This is the first time a company has run an equity crowdfunding campaign directly from their own website in the UK and US simultaneously.
“The beauty about equity crowdfunding is we get shareholders who, like us, want to take the fear, stress and pain out of trips to the dentist. As well as being motivated by the potential financial returns,”
Dr. Jeff Wright, CEO